REDDING, Cal. – Cecil Edward West, 82, was born Sept. 10, 1938 in Heavener, and died Nov. 23, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer at his home in Redding, California with his family by his side.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo.
After graduating in 1957 with the first graduating class from Enterprise High School in Redding, he joined the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii. After being discharged from the Navy, Cecil worked for the California State Division of Highways/Caltrans for 36 years.
He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their fifth-wheel trailer all across the U.S. He spent countless hours doing wood work in his work shop and loved working in the yard. Cecil and his wife enjoyed square dancing and round dancing for many years. There they met lifelong friends. He was an avid San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan. He loved his family more than anything.
Surviving family members are his wife of 57 years, Wanda (Jeanie) West; sons Jon West and wife Roxy of Weed, California, and Glenn West and wife Jessica of Dover, Delaware; grandsons Kyle West of Irvine, California and Ryan West and wife Kaylynn of St. Cloud, Minnesota; granddaughters Ashley West of Sacramento, California and Alexandra Espinoza and husband Jose of Anderson, California; great grandchildren Addison West and Kade West; half brother and Walter West and wife TJ of Heavener; Wanda McMurry and husband Howard of Waldron, Arkansas and Wilma Cauthen of Conser; step-brother Wayne Smith and wife Verna of Conser; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt (Mary) West and Pauline (Charles Cook); sisters Maxine Flower of Chester, California and Frankie Marvine Ford of Wilmington, Deleware; and step-brother, William Smith, of Heavener.
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